A Review: STAR TREK #55

The Fellowship was fortunate enough to obtain a copy of STAR TREK #55 from IDW Publishing. The story is by Mike Johnson, with art by Tony Shasteen, colors by Davide Mastrolonardo, and lettering by Neil Uyetake. Roberto Orci is a story consultant.

Following the events from the 2009 film, Spock from the alternate timeline says his goodbyes to Earth and Starfleet and joins the task of finding a new home for the remaining Vulcans. He soon finds out that his help is not wanted, nor is he welcomed among his people.  Meanwhile on Romulus, plans are being made to eliminate the remaining Vulcans. And no one is aware of the developments on the Klingon prison planet Rura Penthe….

Not sure it was by design or not, but this issue comes out shortly after the one year anniversary of Leonard Nimoy’s passing. Regardless, it seems appropriate and is well done. Mike Johnson’s run on this book has been great; not only incorporating stories from the classic show into the new timeline, but some impressive original tales as well. Shasteen does a great job with the likeness of the actors, yet incorporates his style in as well. Can’t wait to see where things go from here.

STAR TREK #55 is in stores now, or available for ordering at www.idwpublishing.com.